Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest Returns



It’s time to show your love for your favorite Downtown Santa Monica business.

Throughout the month of February you are encouraged to vote for your most loved yoga studio, coffee shop, farmers’ market vendor and more. There are a host of categories, including most loved Downtown business and most loved happy hour spot. There are 26 categories in all.

Only one vote is allowed per IP address, so vote at home, at work, and on your friend’s laptop. ;)

Vote by visiting 

In 2016 nearly 3,400 people voted, a three-fold increase from 2014.

When you vote and submit your contact info, which is optional, you are entered into the Most Loved SM Raffle for a chance to win some cool prizes donated by Buy Local Santa Monica businesses, including a Make Love With Food hoodie featuring Farmers’ Market strawberries from Harry’s Berries, and tickets to Orchestra Santa Monica’s season finale concert, plus gift certificates to restaurants and more!

Voting closes on Feb. 28, at 11:59 p.m. Votes will be tallied by the Santa Monica High School statistics class in partnership with Buy Local Santa Monica, a program created by the City and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. to support local businesses by encouraging people to shop and eat close to home.

Most Loved Contest winners will be announced on May 2, 2017 at a special ceremony at City Hall. Raffle prize winners will also be announced at that time.

Last year’s Downtown winners are:

Orangetheory Fitness – Most Loved Downtown Business, Most Loved Fitness/Yoga/Pilates/Dance Studio

Harvelle’s – Most Loved Live Music/Entertainment/Comedy Venue

Centinela Feed – Most Loved Pet-Centric Business

Murray Family Farms – Most Loved Farmers’ Market Vendor

Bezian Bakery – Most Loved Prepared Food Vendor, Farmers’ Market

Salon Tru - Most Loved Salon/Spa